Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2011 Issue

April 22, 2011, Altavista, Va., Cessna 210D

The airplane was destroyed following a collision with terrain about 2146 Eastern time. The private pilot was fatally injured. Night instrument conditions prevailed; an IFR flight plan was filed. The flight originated in Winchester, Va., at about 1956. About an hour before the accident, the pilot requested an ILS approach at Lynchburg, Va. (LYH). He was provided vectors to the ILS final approach course and handed off to the LYH tower. He executed a missed approach, citing problems with his engine monitoring system.

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